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the exchange of information in an ORGANIZATION. For organizations to work effectively, it is vital that information be communicated to those who need it. For example, the pay department would not be able to function properly if it were not notified of employees' hours of work. In this sense organizations can be conceived of as systems for exchanging information. Withholding information, i.e. failure to communicate, can be an effective means of exerting power over others in the organization. If a manager is not fully aware of what is going on in the organization he or she may be unable to influence decisions or events.

Often the effective transmission of information is impeded. As a piece of information is passed from top to bottom of an organization it may be modified by the misinterpretation or bias of each individual involved, so that by the time the information reaches its final destination it has a very different content. Effective communication can also be time-consuming, and hence arduous to perform. However, the effort can be worthwhile since those employees who feel they are not fully informed about matters relevant to their job may become demotivated and dissatisfied. As a result performance suffers. There is also evidence that individuals are more likely to respect bosses who they feel keep them informed. In addition to these ‘behavioural’ aspects of communication the process or ‘technology’ of internal and external communication has changed dramatically in the last decade. For example, conventional telephone systems (based on fixed-wired handsets) have been increasingly augmented by the cordless (mobile) telephone and accessories such as VOICE MESSAGING. Moreover, many businesses have integrated their PC (personal computer) networks and telecommunications to take advantage of value-added network services such as ELECTRONIC MAIL, VIDEO CONFERENCING and ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE. These developments, while enhancing the immediacy and effectiveness of communications, have also facilitated flexibility and mobility, allowing staff to reduce their dependency on being physically present at an office in order to conduct business. See CONSULTATION, EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT, EMPLOYEE PARTICIPATION, INDUSTRIAL DEMOCRACY, COMMUNITY CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL SOCIAL RIGHTS, DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION HIGHWAY, BUSINESS PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING.

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Focusing on asynchronous communication CSCL activities, one finds systems like the Knowledge Forum (Scardamalia, 2004), which provides metacognitive tools, assisting students to reflect upon their performance and improve their learning strategies in problem-solving situations, or the i-Tree for asynchronous discussion fora (Nakahara, Kazaru, Shinichi, & Yamauchi, 2005).
In contrast, asynchronous communication through paper was sixth for work/school and last for social communication.
Synchronous communication has also been found to have positive impact on other aspects of distance education as compared to asynchronous communication, such as improved brainstorming and group decision-making skills (Branon & Essex, 2001), better understanding of students' learning attitudes (Hwang & Yang, 2008), and increased student satisfaction with Web-based courses (Cao et al.
The landmark work of Henry (1992) propounds that asynchronous communication can be analyzed from five dimensions: participative, social, interactive, cognitive, and metacognitive.
Types of distance delivery have included one-way (live and pre-recorded) and two-way video, two-way audio, and asynchronous communication via Internet technologies.
According to the company, the web conferencing tool allows both synchronous and asynchronous communication within the web based project management service by Projectplace.
Except in federally designated clinics in Hawaii and Alaska, reimbursement does not exist for store-and-forward consultations that allow for asynchronous communication between clinicians via the Internet.
As interaction has been identified as the key to the success of online learning by researchers (Gunawardena, Lowe, & Anderson, 1997), this study examines patterns of online interaction and the types of instructional design that would enhance online interaction through both synchronous and asynchronous communication.
Asynchronous communication is a crucial element of web services.
Asynchronous communication represents information or material delivery that occurs at the reader's convenience.
A major advantage of asynchronous communication is timing.

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